jiǔ wine; liquor

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, yǒu wine vessel; Tenth earthly branch radical 164]


Combines the picture of an amphora (storage vessel) with the liquid radical
Number of strokes 10

Related characters

Using shuǐ : hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)

Sounds same

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time)

Different tone

jiù (fault) jiù (at once) jiù (old)

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酒泉 Jiuquan, Gansu


狗猛酒酸 gǒu měng jiǔ suān Bad company discourages true friends
今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì Take advantage of good fortune while it is around
酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love. Fair weather friends


啤酒 pí jiǔ beer
葡萄酒 pú táo jiǔ wine


酒浆 jiǔ jiāng wine
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